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Liberian presidential candidate Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf waves 14 September 2005 to a crowd on arrival for a political debate with other candidates Varney Sherman and Charles Brumskine in Monrovia.  War-torn Liberia is three weeks from a vote to choose its first elected government in eight years.
AFP PHOTO OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI        (Photo credit should read OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI/AFP/Getty Images)
Liberian presidential candidate Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf waves 14 September 2005 to a crowd on arrival for a political debate with other candidates Varney Sherman and Charles Brumskine in Monrovia.  War-torn Liberia is three weeks from a vote to choose its first elected government in eight years.
AFP PHOTO OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI        (Photo credit should read OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI/AFP/Getty Images)

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